- to move in one of the two directions followed in a zigzag course: He zigged when he should have zagged.
Origin of zig
First recorded in 1785–95; extracted from zigzag
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Examples from the Web for zig
The road was much of a zig zag over the bluffs, but only about a mile before we descended to the bottom.
This stream is very crooked and seems to run from the bluffs to the river in a perfect serpentine or zig zag direction.
So he raised his net high, and zig–zagged recklessly round the trees, through the bushes, up the banks and down them.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3)
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Waarop zijnde gedelibereerd, hebben Ridders en Steden zig met het voorschr.
Waarmede de heere droste van Ysselmuijden zig heeft gevoegd.
Word Origin and History for zig
1969, from zigzag.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper